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Artist Direct Article. - 6 Comments

Below is an article that inteviewed Lacey on Artist Direct. It’s exciting to know that How He Loves will be on the EP! You can read the full article here. Thanks to akatsuki for linking it! 

Flyleaf continue to constantly give back.

Last year, they bared their souls like never before on their sophomore masterpiece, Memento Mori. Since the album dropped, they’ve been pouring blood, sweat and tears into every show supporting it, making for some of the most powerful performances of their career. Their “Unite and Fight” tour, starting last spring, has been a banner jaunt for the band. This particular run was so special that they had to extend it with a second leg featuring Story of the Year as support, and they’ll be entrancing audiences until the end of October.







Broken Pieces: VIDEO! - 37 Comments

According to Apocalyptica’s Facebook and Twitter, they declared the video would be release on Myspace today. It said it would be the German release, but I found it! Whoo!



I think the video is very well done, though some aspects that occur are sort of goofy. But of course Lacey is gorgeous as always! Be sure to post comments on what you think!







World Vision Donation: Free Song - 18 Comments

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“When we were recording the song “Set Apart This Dream” for our new cd, “Memento Mori,” I was thinking about the innocence that is so easily and often stolen from so many kids.  Today, there are 2 million children around the world who are victims of sex slavery.  We named this tour  Unite and Fight because sometimes we have to fight violence with peace and that takes unity.  We have to fight thieves who steal children and sell them with generosity.  This also takes unity.  It’s our way of bringing a bit of attention to a grave matter.  All of us who are in a safer place have the ability to help lift some of the burden of such a heavy and disgusting injustice.  If you text UNITE to 20222, $10 will be added to your cell phone bill and a donation will be made to World Vision’s effort to rescue the victims of sex slavery.”

I’m pretty sure most of you already have Memento Mori, but here is the link to follow to download “Set Apart This Dream.” Makes me have so much more appreciation for the song and the band. I think it’s a wonderful cause. Please donate if you can!







Annual Articles - 8 Comments

Oh, lookie. Laura isn’t dead! Haha. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. But I’m back with some articlesss. Yayyyz! ;)

Flyleaf, another band that Will Graham has worked with, has earned his respect because they too “walk the walk.” He shared a story about an event that Flyleaf played at that brought tears to my eyes.

The first is an interview from Will Graham, and he talks briefly about Flyleaf. Read that here.

The next is just a standard article that asks about touring, their music, etc. So you can read that by clicking this link.

And finally, the A&M Octone website features an article that was in Kerrang! However, I don’t know if it’s the one that we’ve been waiting for. So that’s here.

That’s all I found for my daily adventure onto the websites. I hope you enjoy; there isn’t much Flyleaf news happenin’.







Flyleaf: Embracing Mortality - 6 Comments

Here is an article, thanks to Melissa for finding it. It mentions the head-injury that Pat gave Lacey during the ShockHound performance. If you haven’t seen it, there is a video player on the page the interview is on; just wait until the end. Along with somethings about Memento Mori and other details.

It took Texas rockers Flyleaf four long years to release the follow-up to their mega-successful self-titled debut. But with their new Memento Mori debuting at number eight on the Billboard 200, it’s pretty clear they haven’t lost any steam in the interim. That’s probably because they’ve never really slowed down — the Texas quintet have spent the bulk of their “off time” between albums on a relentless touring schedule, including dates with the likes of Korn, Stone Sour, Disturbed, and the Deftones.
    Though they’ve never made a secret of their faith, the band has successfully avoided becoming pigeonholed as a “Christian band.” Part of this certainly has to do with their choice of “secular,” tourmates; but the powerful rock sound of their hits “I’m So Sick” and “All Around Me” — not to mention frontwoman Lacey Mosley’s impressive vocal chops — have also elevated their material far above and beyond Christian radio’s generic Jesus-song fodder.
   Mosley and bassist Pat Seals recently sat down with ShockHound to recount their warzone adventures, tell us why Memento Mori feels more personal than their first record, and explain why they believe it’s important to live with an awareness of death.
    They also treated us to a raucous Shock Session, which ended in Mosley suffering a startling hit to the head in the last seconds of their final song, courtesy of Seal’s bass. But she’s doing okay — and apparently, this is not the first time it’s happened. -Interview Here.







Starpulse Article - 11 Comments

Here is an article/interview with Sameer about recording Memento Mori. Thanks to Nicole to finding this!

Sure, sure. I have heard it all already. Everyone I know that is a fan of Flyleaf is upset that the band made the decision to take the road less traveled for them, one with less screams and a tad less aggression on their new album, Memento Mori. Yeah, their self titled album was teeming with a certain kind of rawness, a certain power all its own. This time out they took the path of melody and concentrated more of their hooks than anything else and guess what, it worked perfectly. Memento Mori is a great next step for the band, a natural progression if you will. So those that are miffed, rest assured the band has not changed – if anything they have gotten much better. -More







Happy Holidays! And an Article! - 7 Comments

I hope everybody is enjoying their holidays, whichever you all may celebrate!

The following is an article. It’s from October but I just found it.. so yea! I also thought it was worthy with this newish band picture. It’s new to me atleast! Haha.

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Flyleaf has been living the dream but with its sophomore album, the Belton-born band turns its focus to, well, death.

“We cry and laugh at the same things,” said frontwoman Lacey Mosley. “We are all going to die the same death.”

Whether in a small, Central Texas town or all the way across Europe and Asia, guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya said mortality connects everyone.

The band members realized these truths after their five-year tour around the world, promoting their debut, self-titled album that went platinum last year. The second record, “Memento Mori,” releases Nov. 10 on A&M/Octone Records, and the band performs Wednesday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. -More here!







Interview with Lacey - 2 Comments

Below is an intereview with Lacey. It’s mainly about her life. I thought it was interesting. It says it was published in July. But this is the first time I’ve seen it.

You had a rough childhood, didn’t you?

I lived with my mom, a single mom with six kids. We grew up kinda poor. I got picked on a lot at school. My family always taught me about the Lord, but I dealt with serious depression that started when I was 10. I began questioning how a loving God can let bad things happen the way they do, because I had a 3-year-old cousin who was murdered. That was the year I decided I just didn’t believe anymore.

How did that influence your teen years?

I started going down a really negative path and tended to relate to dark things more. I got deeper into destructive behavior. When I was 16 I felt like I hit a wall and everything was crashing down around me. I was fighting with my mom every day, and I moved to live with my grandparents in Mississippi. I didn’t care about anything. I was a bad kid. I just laughed at everything and everybody and was really hateful. -Source

Also be sure to check out the video interview with Lacey and Sameer posted by Brittany below =).







Inspiration for ‘Set Apart This Dream’ - 6 Comments

Flyleaf Guitarist Inspired by Hugo, Eldredge Books

An avid reader, Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya was so moved by Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ and John Eldredge’s ‘Wild at Heart’ that he wrote a song about them. The result is ‘Set Apart This Dream,’ which appears on ‘Memento Mori,’ the band’s sophomore effort that debuted at 8 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

“I’d say six years ago, I read ‘Wild at Heart’ by John Eldredge, and then like a couple years after that I read ‘Les Miz’ by Victor Hugo,” Bhattacharya told Noisecreep via telephone from New York City. “I think those books could have gone together. It’s about men stepping up and women feeling like … I don’t know. It was really amazing about how those books came together. It really spoke to me.” -Read More







Article and Two Interviews. - 7 Comments

Flyleaf Has Much Love for Girls, Guys and God

“Where are all the girls in this place?” Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Mosely asked at a recent tour stop in Pittsburgh. “Let me hear your voices.” You can guess what the response sounded like. The band then tore into ‘Set Apart This Dream,’ a song about a little girl’s dreams of a better life in the hereafter.

Not one to leave anyone out, the diminutive Mosley (she clocks in under five feet tall) asked before playing new song ‘Circle': “Where are the all the guys here? I want you to know that I believe in you.” -Read More

Here is an interview with Jared:

Q: Where do you see the future of music heading and where do you see yourself in that picture?

Jared: Its hard to say everyone brings new elements to the music each time we write so it will always be changing. I see myself in Flyleaf for the long haul I guess if it ended tomorrow I would go to culinary school. -Full Interview

Also, this is an inteview with Lacey.

What was the writing process like for Memento Mori?
Sameer [Bhattacharya, guitar], Pat [Seals, bass] and I just wanted to write in response to life. We’ve been writing songs for this record since before the first record came out. We have a new song at least every couple of months, but it’s kind of been a long process. Between the three of us, and since we’ve been on tour all these years, we usually pick a song to play onstage during soundcheck. We play it in the venue and kind of figure out how we want to play it. It’s definitely different from the way we wrote our first record because we weren’t on tour; we were just in James’ [Culpepper, drums] garage and had other jobs and stuff. So this is a little more concentrated, I think. That made a difference in the process. “Tiny Heart” was written before the first record, and “In The Dark” was written right at the end. It’s definitely structured over a period of time. At the last minute, though, we were still writing. -Full







Pat’s Favorite Horror Movies and an Article - 7 Comments

Here are some articles I found. If you are sick of me posting, just let me know! Haha.

Pat Seals of Flyleaf Shares His Top Ten Horror Films

As we’ve mentioned previously, November 10th is the release date of the band Flyleaf’s new CD, entitled Memento Mori, and to help celebrate the occasion, their bass player, Pat Seals, has taken time out of his hectic schedule to prepare for Dread Central readers a list of his Top Ten favorite horror films. -List of Films

‘Nother one!

Flyleaf hopes to leave musical ‘Memento’ in Pittsburgh

Despite the fact that its first, self-titled album went platinum, selling more than 1 million copies in the United States, its goal remains fairly humble.
“Flyleaf’s mission is definitely to use our music and personas/careers as a platform to convey what has changed our lives,” Seals wrote in an e-mail interview.

“Our band would not exist today the way it does without the many people from home who believed in/helped us,” Seals wrote. “We had a really wonderful base of support from our friends and families, with [guitar player Jared Hartman’s] parents … letting us use both of their vehicles to get ourselves and equipment to shows for just about two years. My folks allowed me to drop out of college and crash at home while Flyleaf was betwixt showcases and recordings. -More.







Article! - 7 Comments

Here is a new one! Whoo!

Texas-based rock band Flyleaf has risen from humble beginnings in Temple, Texas, to an internationally recognized delight. To commemorate this feat, the band is releasing their second full-version album “Memento Mori” Tuesday.

“It feels like yesterday,” said bassist Pat Seals of the band’s quick rise to success. Flyleaf formed in 2002 and after playing local shows, got some attention at the South by Southwest Festival in 2003. The band released their first self-titled album in 2005 and has been on the go since then with tours and traveling.
 -More.

I think Brittany has been beating me to posting all the articles lately.  Heh. Anyways. Can’t wait for tomorrow! The album we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! YAY! =D







Radio Appearance, Interview, and Webisode. - 13 Comments

RADIO APPEARANCE!

FLYLEAF will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Monday, November 2 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with FLYLEAF by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). More Info.

There is a new webisode that talks about Pat’s Artwork. Be sure you check it out!

Another thing is that there is a new article/interview where Lacey talked about Memento Mori, their success, what has changed them, etc..

Virtue is a quality so often lost on rock musicians, don’t you think?  The news-makers of rock embody excessiveness and hedonism on a scale that most of us can barely comprehend.  Their sexual exploits and destructive behavior fuel a scandal-hungry public, voraciously seeking to devour the next morsel of surfeit overindulgence.

Gee, is this a setup for an exception to the rule or what?!

The answer is yes, and the exception is Lacey Mosley.  Puritanical?  No.  Rock Goddess?  Well, she’s getting there, even if she is reluctant to do so.  As the front-woman for Flyleaf, a hard-rocking quartet personifying pseudo-Christian thematicism, she has come to define the rock front-person (politically correct much?) as more of a messenger of hope than a transmitter of introspective woe.

This became perfectly clear during an phone interview with Lacey who, with Flyleaf, is set to make a big second impression with their sophomore effort, Momento Mori. -Source/Rest of the Interview.

[Yes, I understand they spelled ‘Memento’ incorrectly, and also still call her Mosley.]

Sameer also did a telephone interview:

Patience must be a virtue for Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya as he awaits the release of the band’s new album “Memento Mori.”

“I have never been so excited for anything we have done as a band … than for this record ‘Memento Mori;’ I really feel like this record is really significant in our life,” Bhattacharya said in a recent telephone interview. -Continue